CHARLESTON -- A Charleston man is suing I.C. Systems for harassing him in an attempt to collect a debt.

Marvin C. Crowder entered into a consumer transaction with Credit One, which was serviced by the defendant, according to a complaint filed Oct. 26 in Kanawha Circuit Court.

Crowder claims on May 19, he notified the defendant that he disputed the alleged debt and provided the defendant with his attorney's name and contact information.

The defendant continued to harass and abuse Crowder in an effort to collect the alleged debt on at least 33 occasions, according to the suit.

Crowder claims the defendant's course of conduct was pursued intentionally or by reckless indifference to inflict fear and emotional distress.

The defendant's efforts were an intentional effort to annoy and harass Crowder by contacting him incessantly in violation of West Virginia code, according to the suit.

Crowder is seeking civil penalties. He is being represented by Daniel F. Hedges.

The case has been assigned to Circuit Judge Carrie Webster.

Kanawha Circuit Court case number: 11-C-1914

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